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Cheryl Locher Moonen (#47601076)
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Bio Photo This has been my hobby for over seven years, started long before I discovered any websites for posting them.
I find myself concentrating on the older, broken, unreadable tombstones, the ones that, because of layers of mold, lichen and grime, are so obscure that people tend to walk right past them. I get more satisfaction uncovering a lost individual's stone than I do photographing huge monuments that will be around for a thousand years and those more modern ones of the men whose bones have partially disintegrated while still clothed in the everlasting polyester suits that they were buried in!
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C Cox
Thanks for the inscription info on the Kennys. I have added it to their page.

Added by C Cox on Jul 30, 2015 7:33 PM
Richard Van Wagenen
melvin goble
Melvin's parents are buried in Linwood, mother was Janette and father was Uriah
Added by Richard Van Wagenen on Jul 29, 2015 9:16 PM
James David Foulks
Thanks for the update suggestion for James's memorial. I've posted it and transcribed the rest of the stone as well.

Thanks for all your help in photographing these gravestones. It's much appreciated!
Added by kob on Jul 28, 2015 8:14 PM
Richard Van Wagenen
rebecca s van wegenen
Rebecca and Frederick who you have as being buried in Linwood Cemetery, in Dubuque, Iowa, and whom you have their last names as Van Wegenen. Their last names should be Van Wagenen, as they are my great grandparents,


Richard Van Wagenen
Added by Richard Van Wagenen on Jul 28, 2015 2:14 PM
James Foulks
Dear Cheryl,

Thank you so much for taking this photo.

It has been a long search for this part of my family and I wanted so badly to include some type of honor for him.

I appreciate it very much.

Added by Anonymous on Jul 28, 2015 12:08 PM
Peiffer Obits
Had the one for Merlin, but hadn't posted it to Find A Grave. Didn't have the one for Frances. Posted both. Many thanks.
Added by P McG on Jul 28, 2015 3:38 AM
Carlene Steel
RE: Timothy Smith
Thanks, hope it works. :-) C
Added by Carlene Steel on Jul 23, 2015 4:14 PM
Carlene Steel
Timothy Smith
Hi, I know there is a photo of Timothy's marker, Find A Grave #83769320, but I was wondering if taking another photo & using a spray bottle of water would help see the info better than the white chalk? I am trying to find a Timothy Smith b. in 1780 & died in 1816 or 1819. For whatever reason some people think that this marker is for his son, who would have been only one year old, which doesn't make a lot of sense as to why a one year old would be in Iowa when the parents were not known to be there. Any thoughts you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Carlene
Added by Carlene Steel on Jul 19, 2015 10:03 AM
Orville + Josephine Wellman
Thanks so much for the obits. They helped a great deal to fill in some missing info. Very thoughtful of you!
Added by Saboz on Jul 16, 2015 2:26 PM
Amelia Finkenauer Heller stone
Hi there. I created a memorial for Amelia but I thought by her obit that she was buried in St John's in E DBQ where she died, rather than in St John's in DBQ. A volunteer say he couldn't find her buried in E DBQ so I changed her burial location and then I realized she has one for the St John's in DBQ already and you added her headstone photo. Since my memorial was created first and has so much family attached, I'm going to ask the creator of the newer one to delete his, and I would like to ask if you would upload her headstone photo to my memorial, since you took the photo. Let me know if you have concerns.

The one created by me:
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66440709

The one where you posted her stone photo:
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 7439594

Thanks so much,
Added by CJ on Jul 11, 2015 8:57 PM
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